CAI Announces Annual Recognition Awards

Dec 19, 2012
King of Prussia, PA.: CAI is pleased to announce the 2012 Community Association Volunteer of the Year is Center City condo owner Joan Batory, a resident of The Philadelphian Condominium located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Philadelphia. Joan Batory has been instrumental in helping Philadelphia condo and co-op residents conserve natural resources and save money through ongoing education and action programs.

As chairperson of the Green Task Force at the Philadelphian, Joan initiated many environmentally friendly and conservation projects that benefited all residents of the building. As a result of these efforts, the Philadelphian saved thousands of dollars in electric bills. The building is recognized as a model green condominium complex.

In addition to her volunteer activities within her own condominium association, Ms. Batory spearheaded the creation of a new organization called the Philadelphia Green Condo/Coop Initiative (GCCI). This citywide group advocates for policy change to enable condo and co-op owners to work together and offer sustainable operations to multi-family residential communities. As this group evolved, Joan collaborated with the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to sponsor educational forums and workshops on environmentally friendly projects. As a result of Joan’s efforts and organizational skills, the Inaugural Philadelphia Condo Congress was successfully held on October 23, 2012 at the Academy.

Joan was nominated by fellow residents Joyce Silberman and Susan Thompson.

In addition, CAI recognized Lemus Construction of Furlong, PA as Business Partner of the Year; Melissa Hofmann, with Ruotolo Spewak & Company CPA’s from Mt. Laurel, NJ, as volunteer Rookie of the Year; Jill Geiger, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, with Mid-Atlantic Management Corp. in Plymouth Meeting, PA, as 2012 Rising Star, and Nancy Hastings, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CEO of Associa / MAMCO Property Management in Mt. Laurel, NJ, with the 2012 Robert Wise President’s Award. Additional details on the above awards may be found on our blog, located at

CAI is a 32,000 member organization dedicated to building better communities. Working in partnership with 60 state and regional chapters—including the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter—CAI provides information, education and resources to associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. For more information, call 877-608-9777 or visit

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